The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the peak body for business in Victoria, informing and servicing more than 15,000 members, customers and clients around the State. The Victorian Chamber focuses on leading business into the future, committed to being the voice for business, representing and championing members in a difficult regulatory environment.
The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions brings together many of the main areas that drive economic development and job creation in Victoria. These include agriculture, cultural and creative economy, employment programs, tourism, sports and major events, precincts, suburbs and regions, mining and resources, small business and trade and investment.
RACV operates in the areas of motoring and other transport, the home, leisure and travel, and retail. RACV’s objectives are to deliver valued benefits to its members and their communities by informing and advising them, representing members’ interests and providing them with assistance when in need by delivering excellent products and services.
Adroit is respected as a market leader in the local insurance industry. Adroit provides expert personalised face-to-face services through branches in Albury/Wodonga, Ballarat, Bendigo, Doncaster, Geelong, Maryborough, Melbourne, Traralgon and Torquay.
Melbourne City Council is the local government authority for central Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs. Council performs many major functions and services ranging from arts and cultural programs and tourism, to urban planning, capital works and maintenance, recycling and waste management.
Parks Victoria are responsible for managing an expanding and diverse estate covering more than 4 million hectares, about 17 per cent, of Victoria. Parks Victoria aims to make Victoria’s parks healthy and resilient, fundamental to the daily lives of Victorians, and treasured as places of enjoyment, learning and inspiration.
Reaching a potential audience of over 5.1 million people, PRIME’s viewing area covers regional northern and southern New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, the Gold Coast area of south eastern Queensland and all of regional Western Australia. PRIME has established itself as the leading television network in its broadcast markets. It makes a significant investment in local news programming and provides valuable community airtime sponsorships to support and assist community endeavours.
Transport for Victoria is a new transport agency coordinating Victoria’s growing transport system and planning for its future. Transport for Victoria brings together the planning, managing and coordinating of Victoria’s transport system and its agencies, including VicRoads and Public Transport Victoria.
William Angliss Institute is Australia’s largest specialist centre for foods, tourism, hospitality and events training. The Institute operates nationally and internationally, delivering industry focused training from half day programs through to four year degrees, from traditional pub hospitality to five star customer service, from campus to youth programs, to the work place and to remote sites.
Quality Tourism Framework incorporates the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP) and Star Ratings Australia. ATAP is a nationwide program, aiming to give tourism operators across Australia the ability to apply for ‘Australian Tourism Accreditation’ online and become an ‘Accredited Tourism Business’. Accreditation provides both consumers and industry with an assurance that the accredited tourism business is committed to quality business practice and professionalism.
Star Ratings are an internationally recognised symbol for quality accommodation standards. They are used in more than 70 countries worldwide and reflect the cleanliness, quality and condition of guest facilities. A Star Rating is determined by more than 200 criteria that have been ranked by Australian travellers according to what’s important to them.
The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) is the peak industry body representing Australia’s $40 billion tourism export sector. As an organisation, ATEC’s views are informed by the broadest cross-section of the Australian tourism industry.
ATEC represents more than 1000 members across Australia including large national and multinational companies as well as small and medium-sized enterprises, many of whom are based in regional and remote parts of Australia.
Australian Tourism Industry Council (ATIC) is the national representative body for the state and territory tourism industry councils whose collective, through their members, represents tourism regions, industry associations and businesses throughout Australia. The role of ATIC is to provide leadership and industry representation through a national voice for tourism, and to manage national industry development through a quality tourism framework.
Business Events Victoria (founded by the Regional Victoria Conference Group) is a growing, membership-based group that has been operating since 1996. It operates as a collective group of conference venues, accommodation providers, tour operators, local councils, regional tourism organisations and service providers who have identified the need for a coordinated and cooperative industry approach to the marketing and promotion of business events for regional Victoria.
The Young Tourism Network was established in 2005 as a Victorian based social networking group. The network, through both social and professional development events and industry alliances, aims to enhance and foster the career development and professional excellence of the people within the Victorian tourism industry.